Chess News

Results are in at the K-12 Grade Nationals in Orlando, Florida. New York teams shined at the official USCF National Championship event, winning in 11 out of the 13 sections.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 12:51 pm
GM Irina Krush blogs from the National K-12 Championships, where she has been giving talks as well as a simul. She explains why she has her eyes glued to the second and third grade sections.
Posted: December 14, 2014, 7:10 am
The National K-12 Championships are underway in Orlando, Florida. Top seeds include Josh Colas and Justus Williams in the 11th grade and Jeevan Karamsetty in the 12th grade.
Posted: December 13, 2014, 4:36 am
The first ever event to feature World Champion Magnus Carlsen will include nine members, a celebrity, and a ChessKid!
Posted: December 11, 2014, 3:42 pm
Bidding is open for an online benefit auction to benefit the Schein-Friedman Scholastic Recognition Project. The stars are headlined by super-GM Levon Aronian!
Posted: December 11, 2014, 3:30 pm
Students will compete for National individual and team titles in 13 different sections, as well as for over 300 trophies, in the National K-12 Championships, which begin on Friday.
Posted: December 9, 2014, 7:54 pm
US #1 Hikaru Nakamura blazed through the London Superrapidplay to score 9.5/10 including victories over World #2 Caruana, former World Champ Anand and GMs Adams and Giri.
Posted: December 8, 2014, 3:06 am
Three of the world’s best chess players are headed to the Hawaiian island of Oahu in March to take part in the “Hawaii Grandmaster Challenge” -- a four player round robin invitational tournament with one spot up for grabs.
Posted: December 8, 2014, 2:40 am
Six American titles were recently approved at the Presidential Board meeting in Sochi, Russia including young stars GM Sam Sevian and IMs Yian Liou and Kesav Viswanadha.
Posted: December 5, 2014, 10:15 am
WIM Dr. Alexey Root and GM Denes Boros team up for an article on stereotyping chessplayers based on age and gender, and how much it can cost a player.
Posted: December 4, 2014, 3:13 pm

Fabiano Caruana doesn’t play for the United States, but he is among a handful of players who could put high-level chess back in the spotlight.
Posted: December 14, 2014, 5:00 am
Five months after forcing Sonny Gibbs from his spot on the edge of a Harlem playground because he did not have a vending permit, New York City has welcomed him back.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 5:00 am
The commotion this week over whether The Times’s chess column was being discontinued or might survive was a reminder of how many people follow our chess and bridge coverage.
Posted: October 16, 2014, 8:09 pm
Organizational problems have plagued the current Grand Prix series, but Fabiano Caruana is holding the lead as expected.
Posted: October 12, 2014, 4:00 am
Players from India won six medals at the World Youth Championships in Durban, South Africa, twice the number as Russia.
Posted: October 5, 2014, 4:00 am
A team from Azerbaijan won the European Club Cup with a roster of players from six countries.
Posted: September 28, 2014, 4:00 am
For years, Sonny Gibbs sold flowers and taught chess at the edge of a playground, but the parks department banished him this spring because he had no permit.
Posted: September 27, 2014, 4:00 am
Bartlomiej Macieja, the chess coach at the University of Texas at Brownsville, finished a half-point ahead of a Ukrainian grandmaster that the Masters tournament in North Carolina.
Posted: September 21, 2014, 4:00 am
Hou Yifan’s victory in this year’s Grand Prix series may help her defend the women’s world championship.
Posted: September 14, 2014, 4:00 am
Fabiano Caruana won his first seven games at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis and wrapped up the title well before the tournament was over.
Posted: September 7, 2014, 4:00 am

Text and photos: IM/ WGM Alina l’Ami Official website/ More information here/ Basque system LIVE (m)/ Basque system LIVE (w)/ Blitz LIVE (m)/ Blitz LIVE (w)/ Rapid LIVE (m)/ Rapid LIVE (w) From head to toe, from left to right, up and down and back again…the body, mind and soul of the 32 chess players have been worked [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: December 19, 2014, 1:09 am
The 26th Torneo Internacional Carlos Torre Repetto In Memoriam is taking place from 18-22nd December at the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya Calle in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2668, GM Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo CUB 2623, GM Cordova Emilio PER 2616, GM Ramirez Alejandro USA 2581 and GM Gonzalez Vidal Yuri CUB 2560 are top seeded. Official website
Author: videnova
Posted: December 19, 2014, 12:49 am
Polonia Wroclaw Chess Club, under the patronage of the European Chess Union and the Polish Chess Federation, organizes the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014, from 19-21 December, 2014, in Wroclaw, Poland. The Championship will be held under the auspices of Rafa Dutkiewicz – the President of the city of Wroclaw and will bear [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 18, 2014, 7:52 pm
The 26th Torneo Internacional Carlos Torre Repetto In Memoriam is taking place from 18-22nd December at the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya Calle in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The event consists of seven sections: - Magistral, open to all players, 9 round Swiss - Yucatan, for elo 1700-1900 players, 7 round Swiss - Merida, for elo [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 18, 2014, 6:41 pm
The 1st International Chess Tournament Tortoreto Lido is scheduled to take place from 26th May to 2nd June, 2015, in Villaggio Salinello, Lungomare Sirena 642, 64018 Tortoreto Lido (TE) – Italy. Open A is reserved for the players with FIDE rating over 2000. Tournament system is 9 rounds, Swiss system, 90’ x 40 moves + [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 18, 2014, 4:42 pm
Only four months after the Chess Olympiad in Tromso where the greatest chess players of the world competed against each other it is already time to have a look at the best talents of the next generation. The Hungarian Chess Federation (HCF) is organizing the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad for teams in Győr (Hungary) on 12-22nd December 2014. [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: December 18, 2014, 7:40 am
The SIB – CMS 52nd National Premier Championship 2014 is taking place on 5-18th December 2014 in CMS College, Kottayam, a city in the Indian state of Kerala. The event is a 12-player round-robin tournament with an average ELO 2487, sponsored by the South Indian Bank (SIB) and the CMS College. The participants are: GM Vidit [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: December 18, 2014, 7:17 am
From 6-9th December 2014 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Saurimo, Angola, by the Angola Chess Federation, under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Carlos Dias (POR), FIDE Lecturer. The lectures were in Portuguese language. Seventeen (17) Arbiters from Angola participated in the Seminar and fifteen (15) of them participated in the [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 18, 2014, 3:36 am
Exclusive interview by Chessdom with Susan Polgar, Director or SPICE & Head Coach of the Webster University Chess Team. Hello Susan! I realize that you are very busy preparing your teams for the 2014 PanAm InterCollegiate Chess Championship. Thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to do this interview. 1. The first [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 18, 2014, 2:13 am
From 5 to 7 December 2014 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Ankara, Turkey, by the Turkish Chess Federation, under auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar was the Meeting Hall of the Turkish Chess Federation in Ankara. The lecturer was IA Guran Unal (TUR), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant lecturer was IA Fahri [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 18, 2014, 1:38 am

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